The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

The Wedding Was Lovely

I’d love to show you photos of the wedding, but the couple asked that no one post pictures — our crappy cellphone photos — and instead wait until the professional photographer’s work was available. So I’ll have to make do with words to describe the lovely ceremony in the ornate lobby of the Morris Performing […]

Celebrate the Joyous Occasion of the Return of the Big Yellow Button

  Occasionally, when the need arises to rattle the tip jar, I supersize the PayPal contribution button, and today is such an occasion. My family and I will be traveling today to a Midwestern state where our youngest son will be marrying his beloved Jasmine. Having a wedding in the middle of a pandemic requires […]

Kirby’s Birds

  My brother Kirby has found a way to make the COVID-19 lockdown amusing. He’s put up bird feeders behind our house and, as spring brings a return of our migratory feathered friends, he captures them in photos. You can click on any photo to see it full-size. Above, we see the brilliant plumage of […]

My Celebrity Brother-in-Law

    You probably never heard of Bucyrus Copper Kettle Works, which has occupied the same building in the same small Ohio town for more than 140 years. My wife’s brother Rex has worked there as a coppersmith for about 30 years. You can see Rex at work in this episode of Our Ohio, a […]

The Return of the Big Yellow Button

  In October, fearing that perhaps some of our readers were nearsighted, I decided to create an enlargement of the PayPal “donate” button, and was gratified by the response. Mrs. McCain has spent the past three weeks in a swing state with palm trees, helping care for our oldest daughter and her newborn son — […]

There Is No Substitute for Victory

  My Army son got an eight-point buck (click on the photo to see full-size) Sunday morning in the Georgia hills, yet this was small consolation for Saturday night’s tragedy, of which it is still too painful for me to speak. I spent most of Sunday working on a column for The American Spectator, and […]

Hereditary Genius

    These two portraits, of my 19-year-old son Emerson and my 17-year-old daughter Reagan, were taken Tuesday by my brother Kirby McCain. If you’ll click on the images you can see the photos full-size. Emerson is home for Thanksgiving from college, where he is a member of the acrobatics team and also president of […]

My Brother Kirby Needs Help

Last month, I rattled the tip jar for my brother Kirby, whose health problems have kept him out of work, and over the weekend he was hospitalized. Now he’s been released and my younger brother will be bringing Kirby up here to stay with us for a while until he can get back on his […]

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